After launching the LG V40 ThinQ in October 2018, the next LG device that should inform us about its presence is the LG G8. That's all we know about the LG G8 so far, as well as some of our expectations for corrective action.
LG G8 Release Date and Price
The MWC 2019 announcement is expected. \ T
LG G8 is expected to be presented at the Mobile World Congress - which will take place in Barcelona in late February.
In the past, LG has already used MWC as a launch pad, but this was not the case for the LG G7 ThinQ device that preceded the LG G8. The Korean news source, the Electronic Times, has announced an alleged schedule for LG devices, however, suggests that the LG G8 will be released at MWC 2019, available for release in March.
The mobile show will be held from February 25 to 28 this year, although LG held a press conference a day earlier, such as Samsung. So we saw LG G8 announcement on February 24, though nothing was officially confirmed.
The LG G7 ThinQ cost 599 pounds, which is slightly cheaper than the major competitors. We do not expect LG G8 to be cheaper than G7 ThinQ, but we expect to be in the same conditions.
Design and display
Displays the reported drop of water
A solid and waterproof design is expected
The LG G7 ThinQ has a solid design of metal and glass, and we expect the LG G8 to do the same. We also expect IP68 water and dust protection, MIL-STD-810G fall protection and 3.5mm headphone jack - the latest release from many smartphones.
LG G7 ThinQ and LG V40 ThinQ have circular fingerprint sensors. Will LG hold that for the G8 or use the fingerprint sensor technology on the screen that others, such as Huawei and OnePlus, still need to see.
It was reported that the LG G8 offers a water drop screen, such as OnePlus 6T, which would be an improvement compared to the carved screen LG G7 ThinQ and LG V40 ThinQ.
No detail about the size has yet been released, but we expect a 6-inch screen with a good screen-body design. LG has opted for the LCD in its previous G series cameras, OLED is reserved for its V series, rumours say it will not change for 2019.
In June 2018, the ice giant Ice Universe announced that LG would offer a 4K LCD on the LG G8. Since then, no other leak appeared to support this claim, but the Ice Universe was in the past, and you never know it.
Expect at least the Quad HD + resolution for LG G8 and HDR10 and Dolby Vision support.
LG G8 camera
The story of a 3D camera
Same as the LG V40 ThinQ?
Rumours about the LG G8 camera are thin, although some claim that we will see the "3D camera" on the new device. However, no details were found.
Additionally, we would not be surprised if LG would adopt the same camera system like the one used on the LG V40 ThinQ, which has three lenses on the back and two on the front. However, with the supposed G8 water drain screen, it may be difficult to place two camera lenses in this cap. LG G7 ThinQ has a front camera and dual rear camera, which allows LG to hold these configurations, offering improvements instead of additional lenses.
Regardless of the camera specifications, LG has chosen to include in the G8; we certainly expect to see the AI Cam on the board, which uses artificial intelligence to provide the best possible recording.
4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space
I hope the battery will improve
LG has a long-standing partnership with Qualcomm, deciding on the latest Snapdragon platform in its leading devices. With Qualcomm announcing the SD855 chip in December 2018, we expect this to be the platform LG integrates with LG G8.
We expected at least 4GB of RAM, such as LG G7 ThinQ and at least 64GB of internal memory with microSD extension. We would not be surprised to see the increase in the RAM corresponding to the LG V40 ThinQ 6 GB, and the increase in the volume of memory would not be too surprising. LG G7 and LG V40 support 2TB microSD cards, so we expect the G8 to do the same.
As for battery capacity, we want to see the improvement of the LG G7 ThinQ, the area where it did not have excellent results when we viewed it, and leading smartphones now exceed the 4000 mAh mark, an increase of 3000mAh G7 would certainly be welcome for the G8.
We also expect the LG G8 to focus on audio, as the company has already done in their previous smartphones.
This innovation will be updated as soon as more rumours are heard about the LG G8.